Macron, Trump In Show Of Unity After Defence Row
Umer Jamshaid 4 days ago Sat 10th November 2018 | 10:09 PM
French President Emmanuel Macron sought to defuse a row with US counterpart Donald Trump on Saturday, hailing the "great solidarity" between their countries after Trump blasted his proposals for a European army.
Their body language was less warm than during Trump's last trip to Paris in July 2017 and Macron's visit to the White House in April, underscoring a general cooling in relations which were further strained by a late-night tweet by Trump on defence.
"We need a much better burden-sharing within NATO," he said.
Defending his call during the week for a European army, he said: "It is unfair to have European security being assured by the US".
Trump, who maintained an aloof bearing on arrival at the Elysee Palace but was visibly more relaxed after the talks, described himself and Macron as "very good friends".